As Steve McClaren dreams of even fulfilling a contract, his former boss Sven Goran Eriksson is upgrading to new, improved and even more lucrative contract at Man City. According to The Telegraph:
Manchester City are to offer Sven-Goran Eriksson a new four-year contract.
The club are keen to open talks as soon as possible to ward off interest from top European clubs following the Swede’s impressive start as City manager.
Eriksson, 59, signed a three-year deal worth £2.5 million a season last summer but owner Thaksin Shinawatra is prepared to offer a new £3.5m-a-year contract in order to secure the former England manager’s services for the long-term.
Well that should keep him in rimless glasses and sharp suits for now, but it is not just the fashion pages of GQ that Sven will be leafing through as he attempts to spend the 100% legally acquired money of his chairman. He will be splashing out on players too.
Shinawatra is reportedly willing to hand Eriksson a further £30m in the January transfer window.
Some of that money may go on Brazil international Julio Baptista.
The Real Madrid forward, who has previously endured an unsuccessful spell at Arsenal, is available for £8m and City have joined Tottenham in the race for his signature.
Well, not sure about that one, still it’s not our money he’s wasting.